Created by Andy Coffey (ACS Beirut), Fiona Evans (TAISM), and Jimmy Leeper (ASDoha)
This unit was designed using the three stages of Understanding by Design


In this Upper Elementary Earth science unit, students learn about the processes that created and change landforms. Through a variety of inquiry-based activities, students learn how weathering breaks down Earth’s materials and can be caused by agents such as water, wind, and plants. Students also investigate how erosion slowly changes the Earth’s surface by moving rock particles. Students compare these slow changes with fast changes such as floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions that also affect the Earth’s surface. Finally, students learn how both slow and fast changes to landforms impact life on Earth.